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's george watson looked at how demand grew in the early part of the 20th century. >> in 1917 when america entered world war i it was supplying half of the oil required to fight the war. the use of oil revolutionized the way war is waged. oil fueled the planes, tanks, trucks and ships that fight wars. the end of the war actually increased the world's need for oil. by of the war, america was consuming oil faster than america could produce. the competition was stiff especially from the british and dutch oil interest. in 1919 american companies were spending $400 million in marketing and oil refining by 1925 they were spending a billion dollars on exploration alone. at home oil began to literally gush. production doubled from 1918 to 1923. by 1929 it had tripled and passed the billion barrel mark for the first time. but the greatest oil discovery was yet to be made. standard oil company of california discovered oil on the tiny island of bahrain. success there convinced saudi arabian king. the agreement was for 66 years. but the saudi desert was proving to be as barren as it looked. after six
. it was such a great thing the voice of america, trying to get what america is like by radio. here these games we had 500 european correspondents come over here to really say what america is like. i mean there was, it was very -- it was a tremendous amount of fun, but it was -- it was just great that's all. >> cushing continues to be the man in charge and continues to build out his dream which includes a village with apartments and shops the units are sold out way before they're built. >> i had a wonderful time building this place. i love this place. but we are raging to keep on. i don't know how long it'll be but we are making arrangements for 2010, 2015 all kinds of things. so we'll see. i'm going to stick around and enjoy it for as long as i can. >> when we come back on a second look, the brave people who work to stop sierra avalanches. >>> a bit later a young woman talks about surviving five days buried in the snow. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording
to america. >> when you make a deal with nature, it could be a good trade or a bad one. whether this was a good one or bad one is matter that can't be settled with numbers. >> when we come back, the ongoing struggle to remove ddt from san francisco bay. and an island of red trees in the suburbian sprawl. >> this is the 50th an vrsversey of silent string and spring and the book helped lead to the 1972 ban of ddt in the united states, but it is still a problem here in the bay area. >> you got it? >> yeah. he is on there. >> talk to those who frequently fish the bay. >> halibut. >> and you will find many who keep and cook the catch, but it is best to limit the amount you consume. there is a spot where no fish are fit to eat. here the ran thing is ddt. >> we want the communities to be aware of the don't eat advisory. >> he met this woman at the united heckform. the plant is long oregon gone, -- long gone, but the company left a legacy of toxins that threaten the environment. >> it is much higher than in the rest of the richmond harbor and the san francisco bay area. >> they were fir
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